The standard WG 153A Bomb Disposal Suit is designed to meet MIL-STD-662F for use by personnel involved in searching for and clearing, mines and terrorist explosive devices.
Although it does not provide the higher protection of the WG 5 EOD Bomb Disposal Suit, it is much lighter in weight, provides all-round 360° protection, whilst at the same time being comfortable to wear and allowing virtually unrestricted movement
Its outer material is constructed from fire-retardant Kermel and includes the latest Kevlar new technology aramid fibres.
The upgraded Search Suit contains pockets into which either ceramic tiles can be inserted in the front and back or blast plates can be attached to the front of the suit providing protection for the chest and lower abdomen. This significantly upgrades the standard level of protection provided by the Search Suit.